Arsenal Close To Announcing Wenger's Replacement

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After 22 eventful seasons, Wenger takes charge of his final Arsenal game when the Gunners visit Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

In what was the Frenchman's last ever press conference as Arsenal manager, Wenger looked to the future, speculating on the subject the idea of a continental "super league" - an idea he called "the next step" for top level football. While speaking to Arsenal's official website he spoke about how he will want to change the first leg result against Atletico Madrid, where the Gunners conceded a goal with the Spanish club down to 10 men. "There was a photo just in front of the dressing room where Chapman smiled at me", noted Wenger.

"He told us to go out, play how we wanted and win".

Having spent the last two seasons enduring abuse from Arsenal fans frustrated by their club's failure to win the title since 2004, Wenger's farewell tour has been played out to a soundtrack of praise. "It is going to be odd without him next season but he has been brilliant and we will forever be thankful", he added. Therefore, we've rounded up everything you might have missed from yesterday into one place.


The only teams with a worse record in Premier League history are Derby County (22 games in 2007-08) and Leeds United (21 in 1996-97). Last month it was reported that Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino wanted to "revitalise" the Club World Cup.

"I will stay in football whether I am managing a team or not".

"It is inevitable", said Wenger.

Wenger believes the change will also see weekend Premier League fixtures replaced by European League games, which will supersede the Champions League in terms of revenues and importance.


He added that there was no sense of relief that his farewell period had come to a close.

"This was my life every year and I don't know anything else so of course it will be hard".

"It will be hard to adjust of course but I will have to deal with that".

"They are obviously looking at Juventus boss Max Allegri though, and there are plenty of Arsenal fans who would love him to take over, I'm sure".


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